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  • Professional, cosmopolitan, generally merit-driven.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Major Lindsey & Africa full-time



    Offices are independent, but the company shares a relatively well-designed proprietary database, and research center. Competitive pay, professional environment, good benefits.


    Personalities are big, and there can be disputes over commission/pay that trickle down, but that's just how executive search works. I worked for a partner -- he had a big personality and stepped on a lot of toes -- but he was, in truth, sensible, sharp, and I learned a lot from him. I can see why people might not have found the firm very hospitable, but I felt like you could, with some effort, carve out a role for yourself, and communicate with upper management directly and easily. Though the firm has its share of jerks -- what firm doesn't -- there's also not much red tape or bureaucracy. If you're smart and persistent and have thicker skin, you'll rise to the top.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize some functions, like research, and encourage movement between offices. The global network of offices isn't utilized quite right, talent-wise. And the IT department, and its software, is getting pretty antiquated.

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    There were three rounds of interviews. None of the questions asked were job related. They mainly want to know what type of personality you have and whether you will mesh well with their current team.

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Best Legal Recruiter , National Law Journal, 2013

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Headquarters Hanover, MD
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies ... More

Mission: - Be the partner of choice for our clients, meeting their evolving local and global recruiting needs. - Be the trusted advisor to top candidates in our markets, providing them with career-long counsel and opportunities.

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